SCB208 – Lab1

Learning Schedule and Objectives

WeekTopicsAssigned Reading
Tissues and Integumentary System.
Textbook: Ch. 5: 102-146; Ch. 6: 147-169.
Lab-book: Ch. 4: 59-74; Ch. 5: 75-99.
a. Definitions of the terms “Anatomy” and “Physiology”.
b. Hierarchy of levels of the body organization and function.
c. Concept of homeostasis. Negative and Positive Feedbacks.
d. Basic Anatomical terminology: planes of the body, position of body parts, and directions.
e. Outline the general characteristics of vertebrates.

Important Notice

  • Finish this interactive Lab Safety Training before you come to lab.
  • Bring the Laboratory Manual to every Lab class. Preview manual before lab.
  • Dissection Kit must be purchased and brought to lab starts from Lab7.
  • Shoes with open tows and slippers do not allowed in the Laboratory Room.
  • Read Biology Laboratory Safety guidelines or download Biology Lab Safety PPT.
  • Above rules may not apply to remote learning, please reach out to your instructor.
  • No makeup practical exam.


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Lab Activities

Virtual Microscope Exercise

  1. Click virtual microscope at BioNetwork.
  2. Press Guide to get information about Microscope.
  3. Press Learn to get familiar with the parts of microscope and their functions.
  4. Whenever you are ready, press explore to start the experiment.
  5. Then press ? to open the slide box.
  6. Press sample slides, then press Letter E slide. Now you are seeing letter E in the microscope view.
  7. Start from the lowest power of magnification, by pressing 4x.
  8. Adjust the coarse focus, fine focus, and light to get the best quality image.
  9. With the same E slide, explore with the other objective lenses by pressing 10x, 40x, and 100x.
  10. After you are done with the experiment, go back to Main menu and challenge yourself with the microscope Test.